To begin with, everything you do with the end goal of helping on this planet, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, makes a difference.
Studying numerous ways to make a difference in environmental conservation, many educators and activists are raising awareness and the results are fantastic.
Protecting and preserving nature is one such activity and it’s gaining traction all around the U.S. This nature society movement is taking shape and a leader in the South Western U.S. named June Zwan is beginning to make a big impact.
Here are some easy ways to help Mother Nature:
Use Recyclable or Reusable Bags
A lot of plastic bags can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. They can create health hazards for wildlife and often last decades if not centuries without deteriorating.
When they end up in a landfill, they may cause suffocation to animals and trees cannot grow well in those affected areas.
To prevent this, use recyclable bags or reusable bags whenever possible. This will help to cut down on litter and prevent excess waste.
If you do happen to use plastic bags, try to reuse them as much as possible. Instead of throwing them, out, consider recycling them.
This is a pretty straightforward suggestion. It’s easy to say “recycle” but did you know that there are many ways to do it? There’s more to recycling than just sorting your waste.
Recycling extends to reusing your containers, buying eco-friendly containers, creating a compost pile and even choosing rechargeable batteries instead of standard ones.
Save Your Notes
Sometimes the paper used to take notes from a meeting or a class can be reused or recycled. Another option is to share the notes with a colleague, friend or coworker.
Conservation of water is important in many parts of the world. Even here in the U.S. there are states (such as California) where water restrictions are just part of the way of life – especially in Southern California. I can remember not being able to water the grass for months at a time due to drought when growing up.
You can help by being efficient with your water use. Don’t waste it. Use only what you need. If you are washing dishes or brushing your teeth, be mindful of the amount of water that you use.
And if you have a leaky faucet or hose, fix it. It will not only save you money on your bill but contribute to the bigger picture.
This is probably the easiest step on this list. Aside from powering off devices, not in use, you can save electricity but choosing energy efficient light bulbs, energy efficient appliances, and even charging your wireless devices less often.
Another idea is to ensure all of your lights are off when not in use and making sure to keep your home as energy efficient as possible by using insulation or even buying more efficient windows.
Your efforts to help make the world a better place will not go unnoticed. Promote your actions and get others to follow your example. There’s nothing wrong with being more effective and more efficient. So get busy and live but also respect Mother Nature. She gives us a lot to use and there’s a lot we can do to give back.